3 Beginner Houseplants

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Hey you! Thinking about getting some houseplants, or not sure why they keep dying? I am here to help. Big disclaimer, I am not an expert in any way. However, I have been experimenting with plants for over a year now, and am a proud mom of 30 healthy houseplants alhamdulillah. 🙂 

My plant babies give me so much joy. There is nothing more soothing than getting your hands dirty, nurturing something and watching them grow. They purify the air, they bring color into my home, and they also do wonders for my mental health.

This post is for beginners, as these 3 plants are very easy to care of, and hard to kill.

1. Snake plant 🌱

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  • Low to bright light – they adapt easily to any light situations. I have one that gets low light, and one that gets direct sun and both are doing well.

  • Water once a week in the summer, and once every two weeks in the winter. Wait for the soil to be dry, and then water. DO NOT overwater!

  •  VERY hard to kill. I was in Dubai and Nahyan forgot to water our snake plant for a month! But it still survived (yay!). The leaves don’t look as plump when dry, but with proper care it goes back to normal normal.

2. Golden Pothos 🌱

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  • Shade to bright indirect light. 

  • Water once a week in the summer, and once every two weeks in the winter. Wait for the soil to be dry, and then water. DO NOT overwater!

  • This is a trailing vine plant, so hanging it or putting it somewhere higher is ideal. This gives space for the vines to grow downwards.
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3. Aloe Vera 🌱

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  • Bright indirect light
  • Water once a week in the summer, and once every two weeks in the winter. Wait for the soil to be dry, and then water. DO NOT overwater!
General Tips:
  1. Do not repot your house plants as soon as you get them. This is likely to kill them. Wait until you see the roots growing through the drainage holes, and only repot to a slightly bigger pot. You can always put them in pretty pots to look good.
  2. . It is better to underwater than overwater. This is probably the number one reason plants die. When you overwater, the roots start to rot. It’s very hard to save the plant when this happens. For all three of these plants, wait for the soil to be dry and then water.
  3. Drainage drainage drainage! Make sure your pots have drained holes. Again, you don’t want your roots to sit in water and rot.

I hope that was helpful! If you have any questions, let them below.

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